Do you know how to watch?

by Chen Zhonghua on 2012/10/23

Most people will say, “I cannot do it myself but I can tell right taiji from wrong taiji.”

You are wrong! One cannot tell right from wrong instinctively. Only those who already know right from wrong can tell who is doing it right and who is doing it wrong.

Common knowledge says that one has to understand before getting it through training. To the contrary, only those who already have the ability can understand.

 

About Chen Zhonghua

Chen Style Taijiquan 19th generation disciple. International Standard Bearer of the Practical Method system of Hong Junsheng. Second generation master of Hunyuan Taiji. Been teaching internationally since 1985. Educated in the West with a Master's Degree in Education. Highly accomplished through the lineage of two great masters. Disciplined, precise and powerful. He teaches a complete system of taiji based on the principle of yin yang separation; indirect power as a core concept; movement and tranquility as the source of action. In both theory and practice, his taijiquan deals with the problems of double-heavy. He is a real treasure of the heritage of taijiquan.

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pingwei October 24, 2012 at 8:56 am

Hopefully, master classes can also teach us (observers) “how to watch.”

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bruce.schaub October 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm

I think perhaps we often think the slightest realization equates to something real when it really is just an opportunity. If we take it and it explore it, it might lead to knowing. If we know it for a long time it might lead to understanding. To make something physically a part of you to where, it is there… even if (you) are not, is something people can’t even conceptualize because it is not an intellectual endeavor. To watch someone who has embedded realization into their bones, and not only can physically express it, but can explain it 10 different ways, so that 10 different types of people might have an opportunity to understand…… is truly extraordinary.

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